Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund took their relationship public at the Sundance Film Festival recently.  According to People, the couple was seen kissing and hugging.  Dunst and Hedlund enjoyed dinner and dancing all night in celebration of Dunst’s new film The Bachelorette with friends Will Ferrell, Justin Long and Rashida Jones.  Being shy with PDA was not an issue for this couple who, according to a source, did not leave each other’s sides all night.  “Kristen and Garrett have been spending time together since the holidays,” said a fellow partygoer.  “They were friends on set of On the Road, and now they’ve grown closer.  They spent Christmas together and he feels very strongly about her.”

How do you know when to take your relationship public?

 Cupid’s Advice:

 Deciding to let the world in on your relationship is all up to you.  Here are some tips on how to know when you’re ready:

1. You and your partner are comfortable: When you’re with your lover, you should feel at home.  Very few things should be uneasy, and you should be able to talk about anything and everything, including making your relationship public.

2. You don’t feel embarrassed: When you’re out to dinner with your sweetheart, you should feel proud to sit across from them at the table.  Holding hands is an exciting way to show the world that you’re a couple while you’re walking around the mall or taking a stroll by a river.

3. He is all you want to talk about: Constantly biting your tongue about your partner while chatting with your girlfriends is a tell tale sign that you’re ready to share the big news.

When did you know it was ready to make your relationship public?  Share your stories below.